Come and see a Steam Engine or three……

If you are a Steam Engine Fan then a few of the best Engines at the show call in for a pint every year at the Church Inn on their way to the Ashley Hall Traction Engine and Steam Rally just down the road towards Hale. You can see them passing by from the Church Inn terrace and as you can see from the photos a few stop for a cooling drink on their way to the Rally.

This year the Rally is being held on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May and the Church Inn is one of the closest pubs to the Rally for you to stop off for food and drinks and on Friday night you will see a lot of engines on their way to the rally. So if you need to let off steam come to the Church Inn and we will look after you.

The Church Inn selected for ‘Pub in the Park’

We are very proud to announce that the Church Inn has been chosen to take part in celebrity chef, Tom Kerridge’s food and music festival, ‘Pub in the Park’, which is coming to Knutsford from 7 – 9 September 2018 after it’s sell out launch last year in Marlow, Buckinghamshire.

You can expect some cracking music from household names such as Razorlight, Tom Odell, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Toploader and Scouting for Girls, plus top chefs including Tom Kerridge himself, Candice Brown, and Angela Hartnett who will take to the stage for live cooking demos.

The Church Inn will be joined by other famous ‘pop-up’ pubs over the three days and will be serving their award-winning food for festival-goers to feast on. Also included are Tom Kerridge’s two pubs, the Hand & Flowers and the Coach as well as the Pony & Trap, the Hardwick, the Star Inn and the Pipe and Glass to name just some. Expect some tipples with the nibbles from craft beer to artisan gin and lots of shopping too, apparently, so you can take memories home with you. Sounds like a great day out!

The Rambling Rector is here

The famous ale named after our ‘man of the froth’ Ian Blay our Village Reverend is back !! Yes at the start of March we have pleasure bringing it back to the bar here at the Church Inn.

Ian loves a good ramble across the farmers fields of Mobberley and has been known to ‘ramble’ a little after a pint of his favourite ale. A Rambling Rector is also a plant that delivers a white flower in May and grows abundantly if planted against the wall of a house.

It can be a little thorny but the flowers do match our reverends rather opulent shirts! So many reasons for the naming of this ale brewed for us by Wincle Brewery near Macclesfield! It’s a malty amber ale and at 4% a quaffable pint indeed!